RN jobs Las Vegas - page 2

So what's going on! :uhoh3: It seems like things are drying up in Las Vegas. I don't see half the jobs that I did a year ago.What happened to the critical nursing shortage in Las Vegas? Is there... Read More

  1. by   C.GalanteRN
    I know this thread started about a year ago but I was wondering how it turned out for everyone. I graduated the end of May 2010 and have passed my NCLEX on the first try. I graduated with honors and had the highest GPA in my graduating class. I also received the Director of Nursing Award. After all of this hard work, I can barely get a response from my applications, never mind an interview. Everyone wants at least 1 year of experience. I am so discouraged and have never had such a hard time finding a job in my life. Does anyone have any leads or suggestions for a new grad in Las Vegas? I am out of patience and money!!!
  2. by   rshenry
    I am in the same boat! I haven't even got a phone call.
  3. by   Yenechka
    I have just moved to Vegas from MI to be with my bf. I have only a year expierience, and no one called me until today. Desert Springs Hospital scheduled some clinical test for me to pass, and potentially to have an interview with the unit manager. I am a little bit upset as I do not know much about Desert Springs and was not able to find much in the Internet. Can anyone help?
  4. by   WTXgrl
    I am a new grad and I am currently working at Desert Springs Hospital (DSH). I can say I enjoy working there. I have found for the most part everyone is very friendly and helpful. When I was hired my NM explained DSH is making changes to improve customer satisfaction and employee collaboration. With that said, not all areas are equal. Unfortunately, I have former classmates working in a different area than I and they are not as happy. I think this is due to the continued transition. With any facility there are pros and cons.

    Good luck in your job hunt.
  5. by   Yenechka
    Thank you! I appreciate your feedback!
  6. by   UNLV-RN
    My first year as an RN I was working 3 jobs, one full time and two per diem. I used one job to get another better one. Then I utilized the second job as a stepping stone to get a third job. Once I was over six months at the other two facilities I weighed out my options for transferring within the hospital systems. I made some strategic moves to land the job and unit I wanted to work for. Thus I transitioned one full time job to another, becoming per diem at the former full time job. I also played employers against each other to increase my salary. I am making around 9$ more than most of the people I graduated with.
  7. by   Yenechka
    Thanks, UNLV-RN! Any job is better than no job! I am surprised they pay in Vegas more than in Michigan in certain hospitals. Also, I found that prices for food, rent, and even gym are less expensive. I rejected a job offer here trying to find something better, and meanwhile my husband got offered to transfer to Arizona. So now I am starting again with job search and license transfer Who knew! Thank for your feedback!
  8. by   LocaW8ta
    There are plenty of jobs!! Just not for new grads....
  9. by   Queen2u
    I am looking for a Postpartum job in Vegas myself. I have been looking online but I am not seeing anything. Anybody have any info?
  10. by   79Tango
    I was recently contacted about a travel job in Sin City. The recruiter was talking about working MedSurg/Tele between 3 different facilities and being guaranteed 36hrs/week. Does anyone have any experience with this? I was not told the name of the hospitals but it sounded like a travel registry job and was curious if any locals have heard of this or worked something similar?

    Registry has not been good to me, but if they can guarantee 36hrs, this would probably be something of interest.
  11. by   frangonzrn
    Hello everyone,

    I am kind of new to this website. RN frm LA, CA. and in the process of getting RN Nevada license. Any news on how the RN job market for new grads look like as of today? are their any positions available? or new grad programs starting??? Thank you!!!
  12. by   pampangakid
    From the different forums that I have read, it's hard to find a job for new grads in Vegas. And from the ads that I have seen, they want someone with experience.
  13. by   Mercy65
    What hospitals are Union? I have been applying to all the hospitals, I am in the process of relocating from New Jersey. I am just finishing up with selling my house. I haven't had much luck yet, but I don't know if that is because my resume shows the NJ address. I already have my NV license and can fly out for interviews, I am a little nervous about leaving a good paying job but my husband has been out of work for a year and has an offer in Las Vegas.